Rock Maze

Mindfulness

In addition to being a licensed psychotherapist, I am also a Certified Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher and I incorporate mindfulness techniques and practices into my work. 

How Can Mindfulness Help?

Mindfulness coaching helps you develop skills that focus on increasing awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and actions as they come up in the present moment.  It involves learning to slow down and observe yourself with curiosity, to build understanding of what’s going on and what you need in any given moment, so that you can then make a choice in how you’d like to respond, rather than automatically reacting or resorting to old familiar patterns that keep you stuck. 

 

However, being self-aware and present with your experience is just the beginning.  Oftentimes once you begin to observe your patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving you can start to judge or criticize yourself, particularly when dealing with difficulties and challenges.  You might start to compare yourself to others, think your response is "bad" or "wrong", or try to push certain thoughts and feelings away, which only adds to your stress and discomfort. 

self compassion

I introduce self-compassion practices to help you move away from self-criticism and move toward more acceptance and understanding.  Practicing self-compassion means being more kind to yourself, which includes being supportive, patient, forgiving, and offering yourself a caring response to your struggles. 

 

Mindfulness and self-compassion are valuable practices that can lead to: improved mood, reduced anxiety and stress, improved self-esteem, improved relationships, greater feelings of confidence, increased motivation, and greater resilience.

Mindfulness Coaching

I also offer Mindfulness Coaching for those who are looking to build, or further develop, a mindfulness practice.

No prior experience with mindfulness or meditation is necessary.  Whether you are an absolute beginner or you are looking for additional support to create a more rich and consistent mindfulness practice, you can benefit from mindfulness coaching.

Contact me if you are interested in learning more about Mindfulness Coaching.